Sports Association for Adelaide Schools
The Sports Association for Adelaide Schools (formerly the Independent Schools Sports Association of South Australia or ISSA) is a group of schools in South Australia involved in a variety of sporting and cultural activities.
The football competition came to media attention in March 2011 when it was reported that schools were offering scholarships to lure the top footballers from rival schools since the introduction of premiership tables. The scholarships ensured the players were obliged to play for their schools, rather than within the SANFL, the peak football competition in South Australia.
This issue came to further media attention in August 2013 when it was reported that Cory Gregson, a player within the Sacred Heart first XVIII was not permitted to make his League debut with the Glenelg Football Club due to being a required player for his school team.
Current member schools
The current members of SAAS are:
|Adelaide High School||Adelaide||1200||1908||Public||N/A||Boys & Girls||Day||Black & Silver Grey|
|Blackfriars Priory School||Prospect||>1000||1953||Independent||Roman Catholic||Boys||Day||Black, Blue & White|
|Cabra Dominican College||Cumberland Park||~1100||1886||Independent||Roman Catholic||Boys & Girls||Day||Rust, Gold, Black & White|
|Cardijn College||Noarlunga Downs||880||1984||Independent||Roman Catholic||Boys & Girls||Day||Maroon, Blue & Gold|
|Christian Brothers College||Adelaide||800||1878||Independent||Roman Catholic||Boys||Day||Purple & White|
|Concordia College||Highgate||700||1890||Independent||Lutheran||Boys & Girls||Day||Blue & Gold|
|Gleeson College||Golden Grove||700||1989||Independent||Roman Catholic||Boys & Girls||Day||Maroon and White|
|Glenunga International High School||Glenunga||1230||1903||Public||N/A||Boys & Girls||Day||Blue & Gold|
|Immanuel College||Novar Gardens||800||1895||Independent||Lutheran||Boys & Girls||Day & Boarding||Blue, Gold & White|
|Marryatville High School||Marryatville||1400||1877||Public||N/A||Boys & Girls||Day||Navy, Sky Blue & White|
|Mercedes College||Springfield||1954||Independent||Roman Catholic||Boys & Girls||Day||Green & Gold|
|Nazareth Catholic College||Flinders Park||~940||2007||Independent||Roman Catholic||Boys & Girls||Day||Old Gold, Charcoal & Cream|
|Norwood Morialta High School||Magill & Rostrevor||1400||1910||Public||N/A||Boys & Girls||Day||Blue, Gold & Red|
|Pedare Christian College||Golden Grove||1100||1986||Independent||Anglican and Uniting Church||Boys & Girls||Day||Blue, Red and White|
|Pembroke School||Kensington Park||1545||1915||Independent||Non-denominational||Boys & Girls||Day & Boarding||Royal Blue, Green & Gold|
|Prince Alfred College||Kent Town||1000||1869||Independent||Uniting Church||Boys||Day & Boarding||Red & White|
|Pulteney Grammar School||Adelaide||~820||1847||Independent||Anglican||Boys & Girls||Day||Navy Blue, White & Gold|
|Rostrevor College||Woodforde||1140||1923||Independent||Roman Catholic||Boys||Day & Boarding||Red & Black|
|Sacred Heart College, Adelaide||Somerton Park||950||1897||Independent||Roman Catholic||Boys & Girls||Day & Boarding||Dark Blue & Light Blue|
|Sacred Heart College Middle School||Mitchell Park||480||1967||Independent||Roman Catholic||Boys||Day||Dark Blue & Light Blue|
|St Andrew's School
|Walkerville||?||1850||Independent||Anglican||Boys & Girls||Day||Blue & White|
|St Ignatius' College||Athelstone||1386||1951||Independent||Roman Catholic||Boys & Girls||Day||Blue, Red & Yellow|
|St John's Grammar School||Belair||1200||1958||Independent||Anglican||Boys & Girls||Day||Blue, Gold, Maroon|
|St Michael's College||Henley Beach||1200||1954||Independent||Roman Catholic||Boys & Girls||Day||Maroon, Blue & Gold|
|St Paul's College||Gilles Plains||600||1958||Independent||Roman Catholic||Boys||Day||Black & Gold|
|St Peter's College||Hackney||1150||1847||Independent||Anglican||Boys||Day & Boarding||Blue & White|
|Scotch College||Torrens Park||850||1919||Independent||Uniting Church||Boys & Girls||Day & Boarding||Blue & Gold|
|Trinity College||Gawler||3500||1984||Independent||Anglican||Boys & Girls||Day & Boarding||Navy, Red & Gold|
|Unley High School||Netherby||1300||1910||Public||N/A||Boys & Girls||Day||Light & Dark Blue|
|Westminster School||Marion||1100||1961||Independent||Uniting Church||Boys & Girls||Day & Boarding||Green|
|Woodcroft College||Morphett Vale||1989||Independent||Anglican||Boys & Girls||Day||Blue, Gold & Red|
Sports which are currently part of the program:
- Cross country running
- Tee Ball
- Table tennis
- Water polo
- Bednall, Jai (23 March 2011). "Footy feud: Elite Schools v SANFL". The Advertiser (Adelaide). Retrieved 13 August 2013.
- Morgan, Kym (7 August 2013). "No Hard Feelings From Club as College Lays Claim to Star". Guardian Messenger. p. 52. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
- Member Schools, ISSA (SA), 2009-06-06.
- Sports programs, ISSA(SA), 2009-06-06.